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    How do I estimate stuff sack size?

    OK, my vintage thread injector is working perfectly, I made a ripstop pillow last night stuffed with IX (cause that's what I happened to have sitting in front of me). Tonight I'm going to practice some Flat Felled seams and making some double-open stuff sacks like what my WBBB came with.

    so how to I figure what size bag I'll need for my quilts and whatever else I plan on making? Thus far I've just been making random bags/pillows with whatever cutoffs I happen to have. But I don't want to make something bulkier than I have to if I can help it!

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    Cram it in an old larger stuff sack ..... squeeze it down, tuck it in, and measure then make one that size. What I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cram it in an old larger stuff sack ..... squeeze it down, tuck it in, and measure then make one that size. What I do.
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    Heh, so simple even a caveman can do it.

    I have plenty of "larger" stuff sacks...since that all I know how to make so far.

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    If you are an educated cave man, like the one who invented the wheel, you can Google "volume calculator" and "volume conversion" to find several useful online tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    If you are an educated cave man, like the one who invented the wheel, you can Google "volume calculator" and "volume conversion" to find several useful online tools.
    I will make this even easier:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=volume+calculator
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=volume+conversion


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1dd View Post
    I will make this even easier:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=volume+calculator
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=volume+conversion


    G'Luck, and remember: Pics or it NEVER happened

    So how does that tell me what size stuff sack I need for my quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    So how does that tell me what size stuff sack I need for my quilt?
    Click the links on google, and you can find your volume, and use the conversion for it, as well, you silly goose!

    p.s. If you ARE a goose, you better run away, for you soon will be plucked and be made into a mighty fine UQ!
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    Stuff it into a pillow case to get it close.

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    Like others said, put it in an old larger stuff sack and squeeze it down into roughly a cylinder. Measure circumference and hieght of cylinder. If you want to get real technical, wrap the stuff sack with Glad wrap/cling wrap or what ever you call it in the kitchen to hold it's shape.

    Make the stuff sack larger than you need. It will be easier to put in the sack and will be easier to compress in your pack if it's not stuffed so tight it becomes hard and riigid.

    This post shows how to make a square bottom sack to an exact size.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22271

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacra533 View Post
    Like others said, put it in an old larger stuff sack and squeeze it down into roughly a cylinder. Measure circumference and hieght of cylinder. If you want to get real technical, wrap the stuff sack with Glad wrap/cling wrap or what ever you call it in the kitchen to hold it's shape.

    Make the stuff sack larger than you need. It will be easier to put in the sack and will be easier to compress in your pack if it's not stuffed so tight it becomes hard and riigid.

    This post shows how to make a square bottom sack to an exact size.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22271

    That's a great thread, thanks nacra!

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